Ashley Martinez joined Golden Valley Orchard School as a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant in 2015. Previously, she worked as a Special Day Class Teacher in San Jose, as a Resource Teacher for an elementary school, and has volunteered many hours with Golden Valley. She holds a Bachelorette of Arts degree in Behavior and Learning from Western Illinois University and is certified as a Special Education Teacher in Illinois and California. She was drawn to Waldorf Education because of the nurturing and reverence of the early childhood curriculum. Ms. Martinez enjoys crafting, playing at the lake, cooking, traveling, camping and reading.